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Little River (Middle Prong) GSMNP
Tennessee
The Middle Prong of the Little River is a tributary of the
of Little River, one of the major streams in Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. It is a small, beautiful  
freestone stream. The elevation of the stream in its
lower part is fairly low and the stream gets too warm for
good trout fishing during the hot summer. The
headwaters are at a higher elevations, well shaded by
trees and the water remains a cool temperature
throughout the year.

The main stream is formed by the confluence of two
other small streams - Lynn Camp Prong and
Thunderhead Prong. These two small streams join
about four miles up the main stem of the Middle Prong.

The lower four miles is followed closely by a road. Trails
access the upper headwaters. At this time, above the
cascades, Lynn Camp Prong is undergoing a major
change. All of the rainbow and other fish are being
removed and it will be restocked with native brook trout.
It is closed to fishing at the present time.
Type of Stream
Freestone

Species
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout
(Wild)

Size
Small to Medium

Location
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park

Nearest Towns
Knoxville, Tennessee
Townsend, Tennessee

Season
Year - round

Access:
Very Good

Special Regulations
None

Non-Resident License
Either the State of Tennessee or the
State of North Carolina

Weather
National Weather Service Link

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